Summer is a crucial time for tree care in Central Minnesota. With the warm weather and potential dry spells, your trees need special attention to stay healthy and strong. Here are some essential tips to ensure your trees thrive during the summer months.


  • Deep Watering: Water trees deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. This helps trees withstand dry periods.
  • Timing: Water early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation.
  • Mulching: Apply mulch around the base of trees to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.

Pest and Disease Management

  • Regular Inspections: Check trees regularly for signs of pests such as aphids, caterpillars, and beetles.
  • Natural Solutions: Use organic or natural pest control methods to minimize environmental impact.
  • Disease Prevention: Remove any diseased or dead branches to prevent the spread of fungal infections.


  • Light Pruning: Perform light pruning to remove dead or damaged branches. Avoid heavy pruning, which can stress trees during the hot summer months.
  • Safety First: Use proper tools and techniques to avoid injuring the tree or yourself.


  • Balanced Fertilizer: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to provide essential nutrients without overfeeding.
  • Soil Testing: Conduct a soil test to determine nutrient deficiencies and adjust fertilization accordingly.

Storm Preparation

  • Secure Branches: Trim weak or overhanging branches to reduce the risk of storm damage.
  • Tree Supports: Use tree supports or stakes for young or newly planted trees to help them withstand strong winds.


Proper summer tree care is essential for maintaining healthy and resilient trees in Central Minnesota. By following these tips, you can ensure your trees remain strong and beautiful throughout the season. For professional assistance and expert advice, contact Environmental Advantage. Our team of certified arborists is dedicated to providing high-quality tree care services tailored to your needs.

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